Updated on 3 December 2015 by

The best economy printers are inkjets and most of the inkjet printers offer productive and economical printing when compared to laser printers. Some of these inkjet printers also grant all-in-one functionalities with very helpful features like wireless printing. The best inkjet printers from HP are some of the best cost effective printers for printing quality photos.

The best economy printers of 2015 list below only includes those models which have been tested for a cost per page of less than 3.5 cents (monochrome prints).


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HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553x
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
$599 - $1,012
$430 - $900
$300 - $382
$429
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Release Date
May 2015
Jun 2015
Oct 2015
Jul 2015
Output Type
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
Monochrome
Platform
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Printer Type
Laser, Printer Only, Standard All-Purpose
Laser, All-In-One
Laser, Printer Only
Laser, All-In-One
Cost Per Page (Mono)
1.7 cents
3.2 cents
3.2 cents
2.7 cents
Cost Per Page (Color)
10.9 cents
16.3 cents
16.3 cents
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Horizontal
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Vertical
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
4800.0 dpi
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.3 stars
 3.8 stars
Quality
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
Ease of Use
91% Positive
9% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
55% Positive
45% Negative
Economy
88% Positive
12% Negative
20% Positive
80% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
Connectivity
75% Positive
25% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Performance
83% Positive
17% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative